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Effort close to exterminating nutria on Delmarva Peninsula

Just six years ago, the nutria were so thick in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge that when hunters rode down the tidal guts of the preserve, the rodents were "jumping off the edge like frogs into a ditch, one after another," said Steve Kendrot, the federal wildlife scientist in charge of wiping the invasive species out of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Now, only a few stragglers remain...

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